Big Idea: An up close and personal look at Jane Goodall helps students understand roles human's play on preserving wildlife and understand how these observations let us know that some animals form groups that help members survive.
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Big Idea: From observing a cat to touching and describing mysterious things in brown paper bags, students learn to understand that specialized senses and precise words go hand in hand in developing good inquiry skills.
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Big Idea: When students complete this lesson, they will have an interactive notebook specifically designed to support their personal learning.
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Big Idea: Students choose between three different experiments to help them understand the difference between scientific evidence and inference.
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Big Idea: Using common white powders, observation, recording and deduction skills are practiced in this entry level experiment. Students practice teamwork skills and develop lab rapport.
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Big Idea: This lesson is a continuation of observations from Mystery Powders Day 1. We proceed with the vinegar test and watch it do crazy things to our white powders.
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Big Idea: Students test the "Mystery Powder" by dropping various liquids and then determine what's in it using their data and comparison skills.
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Big Idea: Students learn to identify valid resources, skim & scan and explore how to fill out a simple research grid as they research a "tree octopus".
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Big Idea: Students study how a daffodil bulb is specifically designed to weather a long cold winter because of specific adaptive parts.
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Big Idea: In this integrated social studies, science and language arts lesson, students plant their daffodil bulbs after studying and learning about 9-11. Students use their research evidence to deduce how to plant the bulb properly.
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